MAD #62
(April 1961)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing
Al Feldstein
Color
color (#1-23, 400-550); color cover with black & white interior (#24-399)
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock
glossy cover
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Special March Winds Issue (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kelly Freas (signed)
Inks
Kelly Freas (signed)
Colors
Kelly Freas (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Samples of decorative weather vanes, including one shaped like Alfred E. Neuman.
Reprints

Enjoy-The-View Television (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wally Wood ?
Inks
Wally Wood ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of General Electric television print ads.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Total Sell (Table of Contents: 2)

Stretching the Selling-Point Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit
Pencils
Bob Clarke (signed)
Inks
Bob Clarke (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Cynical look at advertising and marketing schemes.

The Population Explosion (Table of Contents: 3)

No Room at the Top Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
George Woodbridge
Inks
George Woodbridge
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
A look at how over-population in the future will complicate every day activities.

A Guided Tour Through a Steel Foundry (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A tour through a foundry goes horribly wrong.
Reprints

How to Make Dull Reading Matter Interesting (Table of Contents: 5)

No-Humdrum Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Improving text presentations through exciting graphics.
Reprints

Greeting Cards with Enclosures (Table of Contents: 6)

Battle of the Bulge Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Phil Hahn
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Greeting cards with appropriate objects enclosed.
Reprints

Mad Visits the World's Greatest TV Panelist (Table of Contents: 7)

No-Talent Associates Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Edward R. Murrow [as Ed Morrow]; Johnny Sincere; Bennett Cerf [as Bennett Smirk]; Dorothy Kilgallen [as Dorothy Killbottle]; John Daly [as Don Coyly]
Synopsis
Biography of a professional game show panelist.

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents: 8)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The spies try to seduce each other.
Reprints

Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles (Table of Contents: 9)

Out to Launch Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jacobs
Pencils
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks
George Woodbridge (signed)
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Jack Paar; Charles Van Doren; Jimmy Hoffa; Louella Parsons; Dean Martin; Alfred E. Neuman
Synopsis
Naming missiles after celebrities to highlight their specific capabilities.
Reprints

Togetherness Through Music (Table of Contents: 10)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A music teacher plays the heads of his students like a xylophone.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This gag bears a passing resemblance to the famous "Nairobi Trio" skit performed on the Ernie Kovacs Show.

Ladies Home Journey (Table of Contents: 11)

Bringing Down Father Dept. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Koch
Pencils
Joe Orlando
Inks
Joe Orlando
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of the magazine The Ladies Home Journal.
Reprints

Horseback Riding (Table of Contents: 12)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dave Berg
Pencils
Dave Berg
Inks
Dave Berg
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at horseback riding.
Reprints

Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 13)

Joke & Dagger Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Antonio Prohias
Pencils
Antonio Prohias
Inks
Antonio Prohias

Genre
humor
Characters
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis
The spies insult two strangers, thinking each is the other spy in disguise.
Reprints

Mail Order Gift Catalogues (Table of Contents: 14)

Parcel Pest Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Al Jaffee
Pencils
Bob Clarke
Inks
Bob Clarke
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of mail order gift catalogs.
Reprints

Tomorrow's Parents (Table of Contents: 15)

Daddy-O Knows Best Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gary Belkin
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Satirical look at how 1960 era teenagers will be in the future when they have kids.
Reprints

In a French Restaurant (Table of Contents: 16)

Don Martin Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Don Martin
Pencils
Don Martin
Inks
Don Martin
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A fussy customer demands to see the head chef of a restaurant.

The United Nations Awards Show (Table of Contents: 17)

Every Dag Must Have His Day Dept. / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Siegel
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Dag Hammerskjold; Andrei Gromyko; Mao-tse Tung; Marilyn Monroe; Jimmy Stewart; Elsa Maxwell; Gamel Abdul Nassar; Walter Winchell; Nikita Kruschev; Tab Hunter; Fidel Castro; Richard Nixon; Lawrence Welk; Andrei Porumbeanu
Synopsis
The United Nations holds an Oscar-like award show.
Reprints

What This Country Needs is a Good 25 Cent Humor Mag (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

He Bought the Brooklyn Bridge With His Sucker Pen (Table of Contents: 19)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody
Synopsis
Parody of print ads for upscale fountain pens.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special March Winds Issue
  2. 1. Enjoy-The-View Television
  3. 2. The Total Sell
    Stretching the Selling-Point Dept.
  4. 3. The Population Explosion
    No Room at the Top Dept.
  5. 4. A Guided Tour Through a Steel Foundry
    Don Martin Dept.
  6. 5. How to Make Dull Reading Matter Interesting
    No-Humdrum Dept.
  7. 6. Greeting Cards with Enclosures
    Battle of the Bulge Dept.
  8. 7. Mad Visits the World's Greatest TV Panelist
    No-Talent Associates Dept.
  9. 8. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  10. 9. Up to Date Names for Rockets and Missiles
    Out to Launch Dept.
  11. 10. Togetherness Through Music
    Don Martin Dept.
  12. 11. Ladies Home Journey
    Bringing Down Father Dept.
  13. 12. Horseback Riding
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  14. 13. Spy Vs. Spy, Part 2
    Joke & Dagger Dept.
  15. 14. Mail Order Gift Catalogues
    Parcel Pest Dept.
  16. 15. Tomorrow's Parents
    Daddy-O Knows Best Dept.
  17. 16. In a French Restaurant
    Don Martin Dept.
  18. 17. The United Nations Awards Show
    Every Dag Must Have His Day Dept.
  19. 18. What This Country Needs is a Good 25 Cent Humor Mag
  20. 19. He Bought the Brooklyn Bridge With His Sucker Pen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne